Stationery makes me happy.

Lookey, lookey at what I just bought. Lovin’ it. I hate to quote You’ve Got Mail (That film was pretty to look at  but I’m sorry there are deal-breakers  in relationships like, I don’t know, say the  guy RUNNING YOUR DEAD MOTHER’S BOOKSTORE INTO THE  GROUND … I think Meg Ryan should have staple-gunned Tom Hanks’ head in that film). Anyway.  Here’s the quote I always think of:  “Don’t you love New York in the fall? It makes me wanna buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address. On the other hand, this not knowing has its charms.”  By the by, Shop Around The Corner (the 1940 original movie on which YGM is based) rocks. Happy Friday.


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  1. Kate Eltham on January 30, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    Oh, welcome to the club, we’ve got (gorgeous hand-crafted papery) name badges! I’m a stationery FREAK, and so are all the QWC girls. (We also have a strange fixation on cake)

    The other quote I like in You’ve Got Mail is (no, not “Don’t cry shopgirl”) but “‘Hi, I’m Kimberley, hi I’m Janice.’ Don’t they know you’re supposed to have a last name? It’s like an entire generation of cocktail waitresses.”

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